A spying scandal has sparked a lot of hatred for America among the Germans. Bible prophecy states that this trend will intensify.
After World War II, Germany lay in ruins. The nation was wiped out economically and couldn’t afford to rebuild. The United States came to Germany’s aid with the Marshall Plan, giving billions of dollars to Germany and other European states to help them recover. This prevented Soviet communism from spreading into Western Europe, and it bound West Germany, and the future united German state, to the rest of Europe and the Western world. It also ensured a strong post-war alliance between America and West Germany. This alliance continued when Germany reunified in 1990.
Recent events, however, are destroying this alliance.
In 2013, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began leaking secret National Security Agency documents to the press, including the German weekly Der Spiegel. Documents revealed this year that the Obama administration has been spying on the Germans from over 150 nsa sites in Germany—including a listening post at the American Embassy in Berlin that tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.
There is fierce outrage that America, its strongest ally, spied on their leader and on Germans in such a massive way! While the U.S. media did not cover the scandal in great detail, it created a huge splash in the German media. This whipped the German public up into a frenzy, which politicians exploited.
German politicians have already discussed plans to scrap the no-spy agreement Germany has held with Britain and the U.S. since 1945. “We must focus more strongly on our so-called allies,” claimed Stephan Mayer, a domestic security spokesman for Merkel.
“So-called?” wrote Jacob Heilbrunn in the Los Angeles Times. “Such statements, unthinkable only a few years ago, accurately reflect a broader antipathy toward America among the German public” (July 10).
Where is this German antipathy to the United States leading? What does it mean to you and your future?
In the short run, this hatred is going to lead to terrifying problems. But in the long run, it is introducing us to the most wonderful news we could ever hear.
From Ally to Adversary
“After the Nazi defeat in 1945, the republic’s first chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, emphasized that Germany had to end its tradition of trying to maneuver between East and West as an independent power,” Heilbrunn wrote. “Instead, it had to bind itself to the West, economically and militarily .… But it is precisely this tradition that is coming to an end as Germany begins to act on what it perceives as its new national interests.”
Did you catch that? The tradition of Germany being closer to the United States is coming to an end.
The article concluded by stating that President Obama “may discover that he is helping to convert [Germany] from an ally into an adversary.” That is a significant development. It is about the dismantling of a relationship that has helped to preserve peace in Europe for nearly seven decades!
Pressure on the Chancellor
Because of continued revelations of American spying, in July German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered the Central Intelligence Agency’s station chief to get out of Berlin. The decision was a slap in America’s face, and the German public loved it.
However, reports also surfaced that other German leaders are upset with Chancellor Merkel for not being forceful enough against the United States. That fact is going to help usher in a new German leader—a strongman who will more broadly reflect the German public’s opinion of the United States.
The Bible has many prophecies of a strong leader rising on the European scene in the end time and wreaking havoc in the world. The Trumpet has been watching for this leader for many years, and now conditions in Europe and the rest of the world are opening the door for him to emerge. As crises intensify, Europeans are crying out for strong leadership!
We have said for years we believe that strongman will be Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, the former defense minister of Germany. We believe there are strong indications this man will become the next German chancellor.
Mr. Guttenberg wrote an article in Germany’s biggest-selling tabloid, Bild, about the spying scandal. He warned about the strong anti-Americanism it was creating in Germany. He said that the government’s decision to expel the cia station chief “should sound President Obama’s alarm bells.” He said that the president could “enter the history books as the gravedigger of the transatlantic friendship.”
Guttenberg is saying this relationship is about to die and be buried! This is the man who could rule Germany in a very few years.
Most Americans don’t realize how violently our allies are condemning our foreign policy. They are too absorbed and distracted with sports, entertainment and domestic issues to be interested.
But this is something everyone should be concerned about. What makes the German-American split especially important is this: It is exactly what biblical prophecy told us would happen!
The Prophesied Split
Verse 17 shows that the Jews’ “mind was alienated from them”—from their German lovers. The Jews were the Germans’ most hated victims in World War ii. America and Britain have fought two world wars against the Germans. That indicates that we are alienated from them in that sense.
Verses 9-10 show what will become of America and Britain because of this tryst. It says the Germans “slew her with the sword” and “executed judgment upon her”! This relationship ends with a massive double cross that brings these nations down!
That is where this is leading! This is just one of dozens of prophecies showing how Germany is going to turn once again into the worst enemy of these nations in the end time.
Germany was prophesied to break away from America, and it is happening before our eyes. But the animosity we see today is only the smallest beginning!
Why would God allow this to happen to America, Britain and the Jewish state? It is His correction against these nations for their sins. “The Lord said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations” (verse 36). God is concerned with the abominations taking place in Israel and Judah, and He has His people declare their sins to them.
God is revealing what is happening in this end time, and uses a little group of people to declare those prophecies to the world through understanding these biblical peoples. But who is going to understand that unless they are willing to really study their Bible?
Watch It Happen
You can know absolutely where the German-American relationship is heading. Events right now are leading toward a terrifying end, and you can recognize it if you pay attention.
Deutsche Welle, a powerful German broadcaster with a worldwide reach, is saying extremely condemnatory things against America. One article featured on its website on July 10 discussed the failure of the U.S.’s Middle East policy. It quoted a Mideast expert at the German Marshall Fund as saying, “The U.S. has abdicated its responsibility as an umbrella of security and of dialogue in the Middle East.” He says that “U.S. policies in the region have been nothing short of disastrous.” This is typical of the message it is promoting about America.
This article quoted Victor Davis Hanson saying, “It is fair to say that America has somehow managed to alienate friends, embolden enemies, and multiply radical Islamic terrorists” (emphasis mine). This message of America’s downfall is being broadcast around the world. It is important to this German news source to draw attention to that.
Germans recognize a huge power vacuum in the Middle East. Yet what they do not report is that Germany is rising to superpower status, and German elites are planning to fill that vacuum!
Bible prophecy warns that a German-led European empire is going to rise up. We have said for over 50 years that it will probably be more powerful than both America and Russia!
The age of American global leadership is drawing to a close. While the Germans might not come out and say so, they are reveling in that fact. The U.S. may try and repair relations with its former lover, but irreversible damage has already been done. The breakup, which started with the spying scandal, is going to continue to worsen until one of America’s greatest allies since World War ii becomes, once again, its greatest enemy!
What Germany doesn’t realize is that it is only a tool in God’s hands to accomplish His purpose of correcting Israel, both Aholibah and Aholah.
The Ultimate Conclusion
If you follow the prophecies to their conclusion, you recognize that all of this is going to end with the most wonderful civilization on Earth you could even dream of!
Daniel 7:7 describes a dreadful and terrible beast that represents the Roman Empire. It has ten horns, and the last seven of these are the Holy Roman Empire. That empire has come and gone six times throughout history, and the seventh and final resurrection is emerging today.
But notice what comes immediately after that: “I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened” (verses 9-10). This is about a new civilization that is coming—ruled by “the Ancient of days”!
Full article: The Significance of Germany’s Break From America (The Trumpet)